Police Mistake Pill Bottle For Gun and Kill Rumain Brisbon, Another Unarmed Man

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It’s starting to seem like deja vu to report another black male being killed by a police officer.

Less than a week after Michael Brown’s killer avoided charges in his death and a day before a NYC grand jury decided against charging the cop that killed Eric Garner, a Pheonix police officer shot and killed Rumain Brisbon.

According to Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman, this past Tuesday (Dec 2) evening two officers were investigating a burglary complaint in the area of Interstate 17 and Greenway Road  when a resident of a nearby apartment complex reported a drug deal inside a parked Cadillac SUV.

The police checked the license plate of the car that the caller provided and found it was registered to a resident in the 15,400 block of North 25th Avenue—where there was also a pending report of a “loud music disturbance.”

Crump details that since the loud-music call was canceled, the officers went to the SUV to ask questions and that’s when the driver—34-year-old Rumain Brisbon—got out of the SUV. He appeared to be removing something from the rear of the vehicle when he was allegedly ordered to show his hands. However according to the police, Brisbon put his hands into his waistband, and verbally challenged the cop—witnesses said.

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